Video Producer Salary

Pay for Video Producers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $52K annually. Cash earnings for Video Producers — which occasionally include more than $7K from bonuses and more than $12K from profit sharing — stretch from around $32K to approximately $84K. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction for Video Producers is high. The majority of Video Producers (68 percent) who took the survey are men. Most enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about one-half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$34,713 - $81,789
(Median)
$35K
$52K
$82K
MEDIAN: $51,789
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$11.88 - $44.20
(Median)
$12
$20
$44
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$34,713 - $81,789  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,096  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $12,478  
Commission
$3,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,461 - $84,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,386
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$11.88 - $44.20  
   
Overtime
$18.39 - $47.18  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,096  
   
Commission
$3,500  
Profit Sharing
$509 - $12,478  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$32,461 - $84,156  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 246
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Job Description for Video Producer

When a company needs videos created for training, presentations to investors and stockholders, or advertising, they use a video producer. The video producer oversees all aspects of creating the video(s) needed. They handle scripting, shooting, and editing, as well as the acquisition of any equipment or on-screen talent necessary for the video itself.

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Video Producer Tasks

  • Manage video production process by allocating staff, setting schedules, budgeting, and evaluating progress.
  • Support project development, including storyboarding, prototyping, scriptwriting, and consulting with clients.
  • Collaborate with art directors, writers, and production crew to understand video status and needs.

Common Career Paths for Video Producer


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Video Producers sometimes assume positions such as Executive Producers. That role pays $99K per year on average. When Video Producers are ready for the next step in their careers, they often become Creative Directors or Senior Video Editors. Those roles pay an additional $31K and $9K, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Video Producer


Video Producers seem to wield many skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Budget Management, Project Coordinating, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 22 percent, 12 percent, and 5 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Videography, Cinematography, and Product Photography. Most people experienced in Video Editing also know Adobe After Effects, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Editing. Those familiar with Project Management also tend to know Apple Final Cut Pro.

Pay by Experience Level for Video Producer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Video Producers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $44K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $54K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $62K in this role. Video Producers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $64K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,196

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 34 percent, Video Producers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Video Producers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+29 percent), New York (+27 percent), Los Angeles (+21 percent), and Seattle (+18 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Philadelphia, 15 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Cleveland and 10 percent less in Columbus, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Video Producer Salaries




National Average
$51,000


Skills That Affect Video Producer Salaries


Project Coordinating
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Production Management
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National Average
$51,000

Apple Final Cut Pro
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Video Editing
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Client Interaction
up arrow 8%

Product Photography
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Cinematography
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Videography
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 284 votes.

Gender

Female
32 %
Male
68 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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